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Air Force Academy Superintendent Mike Gould will become the 234th person inducted into the Order of the Sword. The enlisted corps of the academy invited Gould, who has served as superintendent since June 2009, to join the order during a Dec. 13 ceremony, according to academy public affairs. The award was established by Military Airlift Command’s enlisted corps in 1967 and is presented to individuals whom the noncommissioned corps chooses to honor.  It also is the highest recognition enlisted airmen can bestow upon a senior leader, according to the academy. Gould is scheduled to be inducted March 19.

There’s an Air Force Academy team that will be stealing the spotlight at three college football bowl games, but the team won’t be showing off its skills on the gridiron. These cadets will be stealing the show from the sky. The gold-medal-winning Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue parachuting team will be jumping into the Military Bowl on Dec. 28, the Insight Bowl on Dec. 30 and the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4, according to information provided by Air Force Academy Public Affairs. A team of cadets recently won a gold medal for their freefall acrobatic skills at the U.S.…

Former Air Force Falcons standout Chad Hall put together 20 of the Philadelphia Eagles 391 yards in last night’s 17-10 win over the New York Giants. The Eagles activated Hall from the practice squad last Wednesday after star receiver Jeremy Maclin was injured. Hall told the Eagles’ website that the game helped him get his feet back. “It felt great. We got the W and there is no better feeling than that. I got back in the groove and it felt good to help,” said Hall. “They gave me pretty much the same package as last year — a little…

When Military Religious Freedom Foundation found out Air Force Academy higher-ups had not distributed a memo on religious neutrality to everyone on campus, the watchdog group took matters into its own hands. It posted the memo of Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, dated Sept.1, on a billboard for all of Colorado Springs to see. In the memo Schwartz cautions Air Force leaders not to proselytize or show favoritism toward a particular faith. The memo came about a month after the Air Force suspended an ethics course for new nuclear missile officers that contained biblical references, and announced a review of…

The  Air Force Academy is treating more than 200 cadets and some active duty personnel for an apparent outbreak of the stomach flu, according to a press release from the academy in Colorado. As of today, approximately 240 basic cadets have shown stomach flu symptoms, which include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, 10th Medical Group officials said in a press release. Active-duty personnel exhibiting  symptoms have been sent home to recover. Those affected are being treated with oral and intravenous fluids and anti-nausea medication. “The health and safety of our cadets and all those who live and work at the Air…

Fear of the Chinese — the Red Chinese!! J-20s!! aircraft carriers!! — is all the rage in D.C. these days. So this piece from the Washington Times is kinda interesting. The reporter points out how the Air Force Academy purchased 25 T-53A trainers from Cirrus Aircraft. You know Cirrus: They crank out light-sport aircraft from their headquarters in Minnesota. They’re as American as apple pie, right? Except one detail: Cirrus is now owned by The China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of the China Aviation Industry Corporation, which is owned by the Chinese government. Or the Communist Party…

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